With my blog install I set a static page for the homepage and page called "blog" for the blog.
Now, Wordpress is NOT installed in a directory called blog, I just set it set to a page called "blog" via WP settings.
The sitemaps pluggin treats my blog page like any other page (about, contact, etc). Putting it to a change frequency of monthly and a priority of .3.
Obviously not good. So I 1) changed the pluggin options to not include pages and 2) via the pluggin interface, I added the pages manually so I could control the frequency and priority.
I have noticed that when I publish new content it rewrites the sitemap automaticaly (as it should) but it includes my pages even though I do not have the option to include page selected.
The end result is duplicate pages with different rules:
domain.com/blog .3 monthly
domain.com/blog .9 daily
1) What are the ramifications of this in terms of search bots?
2) Does this really matter
3) Do I simply have to manual edit the sitemap? Or is there a work around?
Thank you for reading.